Richard A "Dick" Dangerfield

Richard A. “Dick” Dangerfield, 86, passed away peacefully on March 12, 2022. He was at home surrounded by his children and loving wife of 67 years, Frances Boone Dangerfield.

Dick was a fixture in the Cayce-West Columbia area. His two great loves were his family and his shop - Dick’s Brake Shop, which he founded with brother, Johnnie. Dick’s Brake Shop was home to many racecars – all Ford’s – that Dick and Johnnie drove at the Columbia Speedway. The Dangerfield brothers were often the weekly winners racing the #718 Ford.

The “Shop” provided services to many trucking companies and to anyone who had something with wheels. It was not uncommon to see the neighborhood kids bring their bikes, motorcycles, go-carts or lawn movers down to the “shop” for Mr. Dick to fix. The “Shop” was also the place that on many Friday nights, friends and family would gather for a fish fry and to spend time together as a family which was one of the most important things to Dick.

Dick’s greatest joy was his wife and family. Dick and Frances welcomed many cherished family members and friends into their home offering a hot meal or a wise word of advice. Married to Frances, his high school sweetheart, they became parents to Randy (Becky), Danny “Cookie” and Rosie (Gayle Aycock) who brought them all the joys and challenges a parent could want. The grandkids, Lauren, Corey and Lindsey, were an incredible source of pride and joy for Dick and some of his greatest smiles came from seeing his “pun’kins”.  He was blessed with six beautiful great grandchildren: Kelsie and Kane Walrath; Piper and Wilder Dangerfield; and Annabelle and Amelia Speake, who were the lights of “papa’s” life. He always greeted them with a smile, a laugh and a great big hug. 

Dick was predeceased by his parents, John Ansel and Rosella Dykes Dangerfield and brother John P. Dangerfield. 

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at noon at Woodridge Memorial Park. Visitation will be held one hour prior at 11:00am, at Woodridge Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.